We’ve heard a lot about quiet quitting lately, when employees put in less effort at work and do the bare minimum. But apparently there’s another trend that’s sweeping the workplace.
- A new survey by Kahoot! Finds that “Quiet Constraint,” where employees hold back valuable knowledge, is now a big thing corporate America.
- In fact, 58% of all employees say they hold back important info that they could share with their colleagues.
- That number goes up to 77% for Gen Z.
- So, why are they holding back this info?
- 26% say it’s simply because they were never asked.
- Another 23% say their employer doesn’t give them a means to share their knowledge.
- 26% say their talent and self-expression is stifled at their job.
And that’s not the only problem facing employers these days. Apparently boredom is a big issue as well.
- 87% of employees admit to being bored at work.
- Big reasons for that is online virtual team meetings and presentations.
- 32% of workers say they check out of virtual presentations.
- And another 31% check out of virtual team meetings.
- In fact, many employees are doing other things during virtual meetings, including:
- 45% are responding to email.
- 23% of women are doodling.
- 21% of men exercise..
- 23% play with their pets.
- 20% nap.
- 18% are working on their side hustle.
- 11% of younger workers have attended two meetings at the same time.
Source: Yahoo Finance